Agenda released for the 49th Intelligent Sensing Programme, 19 September 2019, Leeds

Posted on: 28/08/2019

The KTN Agrifood and Sensors teams combine forces for the ISP49 to focus on Sensing In Precision (Digital) Agriculture. Full event agenda released.

KTN is running a one-day workshop bringing together representatives from the agriculture sector, sensor technology providers, new technology developers and innovation funders to promote the innovation, development and the adaptation of sensing technologies in the UK farming industry.


Farming is an essential industry, not just for the UK but for the world. It is also one of the industries still largely relying on traditional technologies which have changed little over the past a few decades and in some parts of the world for over hundreds of years.


Traditional farming technologies rely heavily on machines and the mass use of agrochemicals. The recent, rapid development of sensing technologies, ICT and big-data technologies has provided a new opportunity for revolutionising farming technologies which could potentially transform the traditional farming industry into an intelligent farming industry, enabling precision and digital agriculture.


In the UK, many innovative sensing technologies have emerged which enable the industry to transform into a digital farming industry. The UK also has a strong and vibrant farming community with an interest in green and sustainable agriculture practices.


Expert speakers have been invited to give talks at this event covering key subjects relevant to market challenges and needs, state-of-the-art commercial sensing technologies, emerging sensor technologies, as well as relevant innovation funding opportunities in the UK.


There will also be table-top exhibition places available for interested companies to book for displaying/ showcasing their technologies, expertise and capabilities.


The event costs £25 to attend and exhibitor places are available at a cost of £150: the exhibitor ticket also includes two delegate places.




9:30 Arrival & Registration

10:00 Welcome РLiqun Yang, Knowledge Transfer Network

10:05 Introduction of KTN - Chris Danks, Knowledge Transfer Network

Challenges and Needs

10:15 Challenges and Needs for Precision Agriculture (Overview) - Dave Ross, Agri-Epi Centre

10:45 An Overview of Sensor Use in Aquaculture - Polly Douglas, Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

11:15 Refreshments & Networking

11:45 An Overview of Precision Horticulture - Darren Gedge, G’s Fresh

State of Art Sensing Technologies

12:15 Soil Health Sensors - Andrej Porovic & Jim Bailey, PES Technologies

12:45 Optoelectronic Sensors for Precision Agriculture - Daniel Spring (?), Hamamatsu Photonics UK Ltd

13:15 Lunch & Networking

14:15 Optical Sensors for Monitoring Food & Drink Quality - Cathy Rushworth Curran, Liquid Vision Innovation

Novel Sensing Technologies

14:45 Digital Agriculture as a Service - Antony Yousefian, 30MH

15:15 Diagnostic Sensors to Guide Key Agronomy Decisions - Rob Stichbury, Fungi Alert

15:45 Sundance’s AI Platform for to Precision Agriculture - Flemming Christensen, Sundance

Business Innovation Landscape & Funding Opportunities in UK

16:15 UK’s Business Innovation Landscape & Funding opportunities - TBC, TBC

16:45 Networking & Close


Register now here.

For more information, please contact Liqun Yang, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Sensors.

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